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Gaming the Past : Using Video Games to Teach Secondary History.

Author: Jeremiah McCall
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite the growing number of books designed to radically reconsider the educational value of video games as powerful learning tools, there are very few practical guidelines conveniently available for prospective history and social studies teachers who actually want to use these teaching and learning tools in their classes. As the games and learning field continues to grow in importance, Gaming the Past provides  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McCall, Jeremiah.
Gaming the Past : Using Video Games to Teach Secondary History.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremiah McCall
ISBN: 9780203831830 0203831837
OCLC Number: 956645288
Description: 1 online resource (207 pages)
Contents: ""Front Cover""; ""Gaming the Past ""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents ""; ""List of illustrations""; ""Acknowledgements ""; ""Introduction ""; ""1. Why Play Historical Simulation Games? Making the Case to Administrators, Parents, Colleagues, and Students ""; ""2. What Makes a Valid Simulation Game?"" ""3. Matching Genres of Historical Simulation Games to History and Social Studies Curricular Content """"4. Instructional Strategies ""; ""5. Putting It All Together: Learning Exercises, Assessments, and Sample Lesson Plans ""; ""Appendices ""; ""References ""; ""Index ""

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Despite the growing number of books designed to radically reconsider the educational value of video games as powerful learning tools, there are very few practical guidelines conveniently available for prospective history and social studies teachers who actually want to use these teaching and learning tools in their classes. As the games and learning field continues to grow in importance, Gaming the Past provides social studies teachers and teacher educators help in implementing this unique and engaging new pedagogy. This book focuses on specific examples to help social studies educators effect.

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